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Dr. Gian Carlo Di Renzo, PhD
Dr. Gian Carlo Di Renzo, PhD
Professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and maternal–fetal medicine, Universities of Padua, Perugia, and Firenze, Italy
“My passion for understanding, building upon, and sharing my knowledge of maternal–fetal medicine has driven my work with pregnant patients, clinical research, and teachings to medical students. I enjoy the constant challenge of treating patients with complicated cases and strive to help each woman have a successful pregnancy using the most innovative solutions.”
Areas of expertise
  • Maternal–fetal medicine
  • Human reproduction
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
“As I care for expectant patients who have complicated or high-risk pregnancies, I am continually challenged professionally to find new ways to treat difficult cases in order to bring about a positive result. It’s very gratifying to be able to provide high-quality and evidence-based care to help my patients have healthy pregnancies.”
— Dr. Gian Carlo Di Renzo, PhD
  • University of Perugia – Professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and maternal–fetal medicine, since 1992; coordinator of the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center; chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology, 2004–2022; chairman of the midwifery school, 2004–2016; chairman of the obstetrics and gynecology residents program, since 2008; chairman of the PhD program in translational medicine, since 2012
  • Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine – Founder and director
  • I. M. Sechenov First State University of Moscow – Professor of obstetrics and gynecology, since 2019
  • Distinguished scholar and consultant at the PRB unit of NIH-NICHD, since 2022
  • Alliance for Global Women’s Medicine – Director, since 2022
  • International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics – General secretary, 2012–2018
  • New European Surgical Academy – Copresident and former secretary general, since 2010
  • Journal of Maternal–Fetal and Neonatal Medicine – Founding editor
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Corresponding editor
  • Maternal–Fetal Medicine – Honorary editor in chief
  • Multiple universities throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States – Honorary professor and doctor honoris causa 
  • March of Dimes Foundation – Advisory board member, 2012–2018
  • Published over 1,500 papers, 490+ in peer-reviewed international journals, and more than 100 books
  • Lausanne University Hospital,  University College Hospital in London, the University of Texas in Dallas, and the Catholic University in Nijmegen – Residency, 1977–1982
  • University of Messina – PhD in perinatal medicine
  • Universities of Verona, Messina, and Modena – Research fellow
  • Medical School of the University of Padua – Degree in medicine, graduated cum laude, 1975
Academic memberships
  • Honorary member of 33 scientific societies
  • Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Honorary fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Academic member of the Romanian and Russian Academy of Sciences
Awards and achievements
  • Recipient of six awards for his work in human reproduction and maternal–infant health, scientific research, and teaching, including the Accademia dei Lincei award for Gynecology and Medicine, given by the president of the Italian Republic, 2023
  • Organized more than 600 international congresses and courses, including Diabetes in Pregnancy, World Congress of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, and TWINS
  • Invited speaker in over 1,600 national and international congresses and meetings and in academic courses in over 120 countries
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